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Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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My ex wife and I both have parental responsibility. We have

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My ex wife and I both have parental responsibility. We have never formalised custody matters as we figured we would work together amicably.
My ex wife has now agreed to start the children at a new school without my consent or knowledge!
What are my rights?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old are the children and why are they changing schools?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
For no particular reason.
The new School is very local about a mile from the old school.
Ex wife is of the opinion that the current school is "unfriendly"
The old school in my opinion is better and at the least comparable with the new school.
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How old are the children?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The Children are 8 (boy) and 10 (Girl) . Their older sister is 11 and due to start a new secondary school in September.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
How long have they been in their current school?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Since starting School

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Since they were 4 years old

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
I have assumed that they are due to start in September - is that correct?
Has she said why she did not discuss it with you?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

She was worried that i would not agree and did not want to put the children is a stressful situation.

Yes the September start is correct.

If it is easier you can just call me? 07808 478771

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes ...... they start in September

She said she was worried that i would disagree with the decision and put stress on the children.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
I am sorry we are not allowed context outside of this question and answer forum
I am afraid that what she has said is not a good enough excuse for not consulting you.
You have Parental Responsibility for the children and are entitled to be involved in decisions about their schooling.
Since there appears to be no substantial reason for the change it would be reasonable for you to arrange an emergency family mediation appointment to discuss matters - and if that fails - or cannot be arrange din time you can apply to the Court for a Prohibited Steps Order to prevent the change of school until the court has considered whether or not the move is in the best interests of the children
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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